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Baltimore's ILA locals to vote Thursday on six-year contracts for port work

Baltimore's ILA locals to vote Thursday on six-year contracts for port work

Members of the three International Longshoremen’s Association locals that represent dockworkers in the port of Baltimore are set to vote Thursday on their local contracts with the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore.

The vote on local contracts follows last month’s ratification of a six-year master contract covering the handling of shipping containers at ports from Maine to the Gulf Coast. The local contracts address other commodities, such as autos, forest products and sugar, with the employers of Baltimore’s roughly 2,000 ILA members.

ILA leaders said the Baltimore locals and port management reached a tentative agreement midnight Sunday on a set of six-year local...

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